My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really liked this story of Jace Carver, an actor who’s getting noticed because of his recent role in his friend’s zombie movie, and his long-time friend, Shay, who’s now his agent. He’s got an upcoming audition with a sexy Hollywood starlet and if he can get the part, it’s a win-win situation. Not only will it be great for his career, but his new costar is known for sleeping with all her leading men and Jace would be more than fine with that, especially if there’s no emotional commitment. He just can’t take a chance on hurting someone else again.
And if things work out, it will be a winning situation for Shay, too, to advance her career and maybe pick up some more clients. The problem is getting from California to Alabama for the on-site audition. Through a really crazy funny and painful series of mishaps involving hitchhiking with a truck driver after trying to bum a ride in the pouring rain and sneaking aboard a train, Jace starts to see his adorably prickly little Korean agent in a different light.
Shay knows a lot about Jace’s background, the fact that he’s extremely dyslexic and has to work so much harder than anyone else just to read and memorize his lines. In fact, he was going to change his name from Jace to Jason because the letter S was so much easier for him to write in case he had to sign autographs! That sounds kind of arrogant, but in the book it comes across as sweet and sad. But Shay can’t help but see Jace as pretty shallow, especially since he’s still planning on sleeping with the starlet if they ever manage to reach Alabama.
It’s a wincingly funny book with moments of laugh-out-loud hilarity that culminates in some life changing choices for both Jace and Shay. If I had my way, I’d have liked a little more chemistry between them throughout the book, but a fun and funny read nevertheless.
This book was an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.